Writing with your mouth may not sound like the easiest thing to do. It is the predicament a 20-year-old, Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidate Esther Gabbah has to go through. Esther is said to have been attacked by measles at age five and got her immobilised from her shoulders down through an injection. Despite Esther’s condition, she is still determined and was one of the 10 candidates from Anyinabirem D/A Junior High School (JHS), in the Amenfi Central District of the Western Region who wrote the just-ended BECE.
Esther in her conversation revealed that she is hoping to pursue higher studies to fulfil her dream of becoming a journalist in future.“Though I’m disabled, my mind functions very well so I believe I can do anything if I put my mind to it”, she stressed. Esther Gabbah was grateful to her family who has dedicated their time and money to ensure she gets the best in life. Father of Esther, Mr Gabbah, who is surprised at the progress of his daughter was thankful to God for how far they have come. He further appealed for support to buy a new wheelchair for Esther to make life easier and enjoyable for her.
Esther, who is disabled wrote her BECE papers, holding the pen in her mouth and aided by a table made by her father. The headmaster of the Anyinabirem D/A JHS in an interview with Adom FM described Esther as a sincere student who always scores above 70 per cent marks in all exams.